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Troostapalooza & Other Weekend Possibilities

Dodson's Bar & Commons Dodson's Bar & Commons is just one of a host of new options for you to explore this weekend. (Jonathan Bender | Flatland)
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Troostapalooza, a festival hosted by the Troost Street Collective, is from noon to 7 p.m. at 30th Street and Troost Avenue. The family-friendly fest will have performances (The Phantastics, Marcus Lewis Big Band), a pop-up craft fair, pickleball, skateboard demonstrations and food trucks (Urban Café, Pita for Good).

The Plaza Art Fair is Friday (5 to 10 p.m.) through Sunday (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). And while I understand that art is in the title of the event, this is secretly a food crawl on the Country Club Plaza. Brio is serving lobster bisque, Hogshead will have their cheeseburger and frozé, Zocalo will have lobster tacos, Rye is offering lobster rolls and cherry hand pies, The Oliver is serving burnt end mac and cheese and The Capital Grille will have parmesan truffle fries.

Parlor (1707 Locust St.) is a new food hall having its grand opening this Friday. The space features seven restaurants and a pair of bars. The restaurants are Vildhast (Scandinavian street fare from the team behind Krokstrom Klubb), the Farm to Market Sandwich Company, Yaki-Ka KC (Shio Ramen chef Patrick Curtis’ concept with savory pancakes, noodles and skewered meats) Karbon (chef Rachel Rinas mash-up of the Middle East and Yucatan, with empanadas, Turkish elote and mole wings), Mother Clucker (hot chicken, southern greens and slaw), Sura Eats (chef Keeyoung Kim’s Korean dishes like bibimpap, kimchi fried rice and rice cakes), and Providence Pizza (which has a restaurant in Grandview).

The city of Lenexa, Kansas, is hosting a Food Truck Frenzy around its Civic Campus (17101 W. 87th St., Lenexa, Kansas) from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday. It’s free admission, and you just buy what you want to eat or drink from the dozen food trucks on site (The Waffler, Bop N’ Bowl, Werner’s on Wheels).

Get a vegan interpretation of Oktoberfest. The fourth annual Vegtoberfest is from 3 to 8 p.m. at English Landing Park in Parkville, Missouri. VegLife Kansas City is hosting the event with yard games and meat-free options on the grill (4 to 7 p.m.). Admission is free. Food and drink can be purchased.

The Flying Horse Taproom (600 E. 63rd St., #100), a sister spot to Brookside Wine & Spirits, is open. They’re serving up flatbreads, oversized pretzels from Pretzel Boys, and beer, wine, coffee and kombucha on tap.

Dodson’s Bar & Commons (7438 Wornall Road.) is open in the former Quinton’s space. The bar has a heavy dose of local taps, classic cocktails (Old Fashioned, Horsefeather and a Paloma) and shuffleboard. The bar is open daily from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Mildred’s (1901 Wyandotte St.), a local coffee shop, moved across the street. The new spot opened earlier this week. Never been? The Standard Brk (a breakfast sandwich with steamed eggs, bacon, cheese, and pepper-Dijon mayo) is a good place to start. And they do biscuits and sausage gravy on Saturdays and Sundays.

Foggi Ice Cream is a new liquid nitrogen ice cream shop at 6015 Johnson Drive in Mission, Kansas. They serve pandan waffle cones, ice cream (vanilla, salted caramel, strawberry or chocolate) that you can customize with mix-ins (candy, nuts, cookie dough) and coffee. Foggi is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Boys Grow is holding a Farm Fest from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event, hosted by chef Lidia Bastianich, will be on the farm with local restaurants, Crane Brewing Co., a petting zoo and music from Enrique Chi of Making Movies. Tickets are free for those under 3 years old, $15 for those under 21 years old and $50 for those 21 and over. Those tickets include food and drinks.

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